Are you needy or greedy?September 25, 2018 Save Article
After this manner therefore, pray ye: ”Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread…” Matthew 6:9-11
Do you see the order? First comes God’s name, God's kingdom, God's will, and then our need. If you don't get that priority straight, you'll never have power in prayer.
God is not a bellhop, running around Heaven to meet your needs. Prayer is not a place where man gets his will done in Heaven. Prayer is the way God gets His will done on earth.
“Our daily bread” is important because we must have bread to live. It’s also symbolic of any need you may have. This verse can also be translated, “Give us this day bread sufficient for us.” God will “supply all our need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:19). God will meet our need, not our greed.
These days it seems almost everyone is struggling with financial problems.
Are you having financial woes? Do you know someone who is? Share with them the Good News of God’s provision and faithfulness. You may be asking, “What good can possibly come from my financial problems?” They are wonderful opportunities to trust your Heavenly Father for your daily bread. Who is more secure? The man who has a warehouse full of stale bread or the man whose father is a rich baker? Which had you rather have? God delights to meet your need.
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